Tasked with putting together a quote request? Don't know where to begin?
There are a lot of great resources on the internet that will provide deep dives and rabbit-hole research but we will work with you to quickly figure out what type of hardware your door has and needs to become access control functional.
QUICKLY NARROW DOWN YOUR DOOR NEEDS BELOW
What's the difference between a strike, a plate, or a latch?
How about the difference between a crash bar, push bar, or rim panic?
Maybe your door frames have cables that were painted over from an old access control or intrusion installation.
Look over these few items below to expedite your request and...
Let us work with you to design your door and connect it with your Access Control System.
1. WHICH WAY DOES YOUR DOOR OPEN?
Standing in front of the door in question, which of the (4) opening formats apply?
2. WHICH IS MOST LIKE YOUR OPENING DEVICE?
First, determine which hand-activated device below most looks like yours.
Next, when you look at the latch, is it a singular piece, or in a few pieces?
Cylindrical look like a typical singular flat latch, while mortise typically are 2 or 3 pieces that latch. Some examples are called out in the photos below.
3. WHAT TYPE OF FRAME IS THE DOOR IN?
Knowing what type of frame is around the door helps determine how cables will be run to the door to apply access control.
Typically, aluminum or metal hollow frames will allow for concealed cabling.
Wood and masonry (cement filled) frames will typically require some form of surface mounted solution.
4. WHAT DOES YOUR KEY CORE LOOK LIKE?
Identifying what your key-core looks like helps to identify if your facility has a master key or individual key format across each door.
If you can identify the core, your door hardware can be quoted accordingly.
Sometimes, your facility may already be on an interchangeable core format, but the door in question is a standard non-interchangeable format from an older install that simply was never converted.